Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

4.8
Take a drive on Icefields Parkway, a scenic Albertan road that connects Lake Louise with the town of Jasper. Built in 1940 and stretching for 230 km (140 mi), the highway runs along the Continental Divide and boasts stunning natural scenery. Among many scenic vistas, you can admire the vast Columbia Icefield and its array of glaciers, as well as the vibrant turquoise waters of lakes Bow and Peyto. Enjoy the views of imposing mountaintops, stop to see two picturesque cascades, and even spot a bear, elk, or moose along the way. Plan to see Icefields Parkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Banff National Park online day trip planner.
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  • I drove the Icefields Parkway north from Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefields in 2017. This trip I drove south from Jasper to the Columbia Icefields. It is a breathtaking drive both ways and should....  more »
  • I was there for winter photography and the beauty of of this stretch was absolutely phenomenal. We spent many hours on various sections of this road just photographing the different views.  more »
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